The Legion of Doom
Legion of doom
Conquest of the Universe
First Appearance

Legion of Doom

In the Earth-1A universe, a similar universe to Earth-One, exists the Legion of Doom, an organized body of self-proposed Supervillains. Although they never seem to get the upper hand on their nemeses, the SuperFriends, they nevertheless quest for evil and the destruction of all that is good.

In response to the joining together of the the SuperFriends, these villains felt that they needed to combine forces to keep from being defeated.

Banded together from remote galaxies, thirteen of the most sinister villains of all time - the Legion of Doom!

SuperFriends, Narrator

In each episode that they appeared, the Legion of Doom would enact various plots against the Super Friends, only to be met with defeat by the end of the story. Often, however, they would escape capture through a last-minute escape plan.

The Legion

The Legion of Doom was always a mismatch against the likes of the SuperFriends. Indeed, by sheer numbers the Legion outdo the Friends with two extra members; however, when you consider that the Riddler is among the surplus members, the odds are still not in their favor.

This elite group of villains was formed by Lex Luthor, yet, he certainly did not maintain absolute leadership over the rest of the group. In-fighting, deceit, and suspicion are rampant throughout each and every Legion appearance.

Although the lineup is meant to be a collection of the best and brightest among super criminals, more than likely members of the production team tried to balance a lineup with at least one foe for every SuperFriends team member, such as Black Manta vs. Aquaman, and Captain Cold vs. the Flash.

Legion Members

Original Line-up (1978, 1983)

Lex Luthor 1.1
Braniac 1.1
Grodd 1.1
Black Manta 1.1
Lex Luthor Brainiac Gorilla Grodd Black Manta
Cheeta 1.1
Sinestro 1.1
Captain Cold 1.1
Scarcrow 1.1
Cheetah Sinestro Captain Cold Scarecrow
Toyman 1.1
Solomon Grundy 1.1
Riddler 1.1
Giganta 1.1
Bizarro 1.1
Toyman Solomon Grundy The Riddler Giganta Bizarro

Second Line-up (1979)

Past Members

  • Doctor Nataz: Another member of the group was Doctor Nataz. (He was only referenced. He was not depicted on the show or comic book). He invented the noxium crystal, which was deadly to every member of the Superfriends, as it contained trace amounts of their weaknesses in it.

Legion Headquarters


The Legion of Doom's headquarters is the Hall of Doom, which lies in some Slaughter Swamp.

The Hall of Doom was mobile, lowered below or raised above the swamp water's surface, and often flown through the air via rockets if needed, even remotely controlled. It also had laser defense weapons and at times was altered to time travel to the past or future.[1]

The second incarnation of the Legion of Doom had a Domed Retreat at Hidden Island.[2]


Season 3 (1978):

  1. Wanted: The Superfriends
  2. Invasion of the Fearians
  3. The World's Deadliest Game
  4. The Time Trap
  5. Trial of the Superfriends
  6. Monolith of Evil
  7. The Giants of Doom
  8. Secret Origins of the Superfriends
  9. Revenge on Gorilla City
  10. Swamp of the Living Dead
  11. Conquerors of the Future
  12. The Final Challenge
  13. Fairy Tale of Doom
  14. Doomsday
  15. Superfriends: Rest in Peace
  16. History of Doom

The Legion also appeared in a few Super Friends shorts

Members of the team have solo appearances in later episodes

Lex Luthor appears in:

Brainiac appears in:

- Brainiac takes up a more robotic form from this appearance to Brainchild matching his current comic counterpart at the time.

Bizarro appears in:

The Riddler appears in:

The Scarecrow appears in:


External Links

Appearances in Other Media

Legion Of Doom (Justice) Legion of Doom The 2006, DC comic miniseries Justice features a version of the Legion of Doom; series plotter/artist Alex Ross is a passionate Super Friends fan. In addition to the thirteen villains featured in the Super Friends cartoon, this version of the Legion counts Black Adam, Metallo, Clayface, Parasite, and Poison Ivy as members. The Joker and Doctor Sivana also make appearances.

Legion of Doom-DCAU Legion of Doom Legion of Doom was a supervillain organization put together by Gorilla Grodd to counter the expanded Justice League. Grodd brought many of Earth's villains together into a third incarnation of his Secret Society. They would pay a tribute to take care of overhead, and could rely on each other's help. All this had a greater goal, but Grodd was unwilling to reveal it. When the plan was revealed - Grodd wanted to rewrite human DNA into becoming gorillas - Luthor usurped the throne. Luthor also had his own agenda - he wanted to reconstitute Brainiac. Tala eventually released Grodd from captivity, and mounted a large attack on Luthor's camp. In the end, Grodd and Tala were killed, and Luthor won. However, only few survived as Darkseid blew up the spaceship they were in.

- Go to the DCAU Wiki for more on the Legion of Doom


  1. As seen in multiple episodes of the Challenge of the SuperFriends.
  2. As seen in The Challenge.
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